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NGOZI ANYANWU (MIO ’03) TALKS TO CHRISTOPHER COOK

Ngozi Anyanwu decided that she wanted to be an actor when she was ineighth grade in high school in Pennsylvania. Fast forward to now, and she’s the accomplished actress she always wanted …

November 5th, 2019 by

BADA’S “KINGS & QUEENS” CABARET!

On Thursday, October 10, 2019, American Friends of BADA President and BADA Trustee Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) hosted BADA’s Kings & Queens Cabaret at the historic Duplex Caberet Theatre in New …

October 16th, 2019 by

MIDSUMMER CONSERVATORY PROGRAM OPEN DAY

Our MCP students put on some fantastic performances at the Midsummer Conservatory Program open day! Based on character work and text work from Romeo and Juliet, they presented an excellent showcase …

August 23rd, 2019 by

MIO’19 IN PICTURES

A collection of photos from Midsummer in Oxford 2019!

August 19th, 2019 by

PERFORMING AT THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM AND PEMBROKE COLLEGE

As part of the MIO program, faculty member Paul O’Mahony took his Modern and Shakespeare classes out around Oxford to present the scenes they had been working on. Paul writes …

August 12th, 2019 by

MEASURE FOR MEASURE AT THE RSC, MASTERCLASSES WITH ANTONY BYRNE & AMANDA HARRIS

Last Saturday, our MIO participants went to Stratford-upon- Avon to watch ‘Measure for Measure’, directed by Gregory Doran, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Our participants also had a chance to …

August 2nd, 2019 by

PRESS: ALUM ANNA GUNN (LTP ’88) ON LONDON AND HER WEST END DEBUT

Alumna Anna Gunn (LTP ’88) was recently interviewed by the Evening Standard about her West End debut in The Night of the Iguana at the Noël Coward Theatre. In the interview, …

July 10th, 2019 by

ANNOUNCING THE SHAKESPEARE IN LONDON PROGRAM!

The British American Drama Academy is pleased to announce the new Shakespeare in London Program! Applications will open in September 2020 for the Spring 2021 inaugural semester commencing in January …

June 25th, 2019 by

JENNIFER STEIL (LTP ’89) IN CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTOPHER COOK 

Jennifer Steil has crammed more lives into her suitcase than most of us can dream of packing. She trained in theatre, worked as a journalist in Yemen, and spent four …

June 5th, 2019 by

NEW TRUSTEES APPOINTED

In 2018, BADA implemented a long-planned restructuring of it’s governance designed to bring the Academy’s oversight into line with modern practices and to ensure that the Academy is well positioned …

May 24th, 2019 by

LA ALUMNI PLAY DISCUSSION GROUP

A note from event organizer Noree Victoria (MIO ’18): Hey BADA Family! I’m really looking forward to our first Los Angeles play discussion group event! It’s going to be held …

May 17th, 2019 by

LTP SPRING 2019 PRODUCTIONS

Our  London Theatre Program students recently showed their end of semester productions at Theatro Technis, as the finale of their Acting for Performance course and semester studying in London. A …

May 13th, 2019 by

PRESS: BEN EDELMAN (MIO ’12) DISCUSSES ACTING IN “ADMISSIONS” IN LONDON

Alum Ben Edelman (MIO ’12) was recently interviewed by Broadway.com about appearing in Joshua Harmon’s Admissions at Lincoln Center in New York and at Trafalgar Studios in London. Ben talks about …

April 9th, 2019 by

FLYING SOLO: 2019 SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Some of our Long London Theatre Program group have been hard at work devising solo pieces as part of their “Flying Solo – Creating a One Person Show” module with Faculty …

March 7th, 2019 by

YEAR LONG STUDENT FILM SCREENING

Last week we had a film screening at Gloucester Gate of the footage our LTP students have recorded in their Acting for Screen course. Our Year Long students worked with …

February 26th, 2019 by

PUPPETRY WITH GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

We were delighted to be visited by a group of students from George Mason University last week, as part of their cultural visit to London. They attended a talk on …

January 22nd, 2019 by

A VISIT TO ‘THE DOUBLE DEALER’

This week our London Theatre Program Spring 2019 students visited the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, to watch The Double Dealer, a Restoration comedy written by  William Congreve. Some of …

January 18th, 2019 by

LTP FALL 2018 PRODUCTIONS

Our Fall 2018 London Theatre Program recently presented their productions, the culmination of their “Acting in Performance” class, at London’s Theatro Technis! A selection of photos from the productions are …

January 11th, 2019 by

PRESS: RYAN JAMAAL SWAIN WRITES ABOUT “POSE” IN BACKSTAGE

Alum Ryan Jamaal Swain (MIO ’14) writes for Backstage’s “Notes from the Field” about acting, dance, and working on Pose on FX: There are only a few times where I can say …

December 4th, 2018 by

CAROLYN SANDS, CO-FOUNDER, RETIRES

On Sunday, October 28, family, friends, and faculty gathered at Gloucester Gate to celebrate BADA’s Co-Founder and long-time Associate Director, Carolyn Sands, as she stepped down from regular duties at …

October 29th, 2018 by

INTRODUCING COMPLICITÉ WORKSHOPS

BADA is excited to introduce a series of three workshops for our London Theatre Program students, with Complicité theatre company. BADA has a long standing relation with various members of Complicité, including …

October 19th, 2018 by

AN EVENING WITH JUSTIN THEROUX (BCP ’91)

American Friends of BADA President Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) welcomed BADA friends, supporters, faculty, and alumni to an intimate evening in her home for a festive cocktail party featuring a conversation …

October 11th, 2018 by

A MASTERCLASS WITH ANDRÉ HOLLAND

We were delighted to be joined last week by the brilliant André Holland, for a Q&A on his varied career. Our LTP students watched André as Othello, starring opposite Mark …

October 1st, 2018 by

THE JUNGLE, AND Q&A WITH JOE MURPHY AND JOE ROBERTSON

Our LTP students watched the thought-provoking show, The Jungle, earlier in the week at the Playhouse Theatre. The play is set in ‘the Jungle’, a refugee and migrant  camp in …

September 22nd, 2018 by

MCP 2018 IN PICTURES

August 31st, 2018 by

MCP MASTERCLASS WITH MICK BARNFATHER

BADA Chaperones, Saorla Wright and Jensen Tudtud, recount the MCP Student’s Masterclass in comedy and physicality with BADA faculty member and member of physical theatre company Complicite,  Mick Barnfather.   …

August 20th, 2018 by

MIO 2018 IN PICTURES

August 9th, 2018 by

FAVOURITE MOMENTS FROM MIO 2018

Some of our MIO students recount some of their highlights from the Midsummer in Oxford Program.    “My favourite was when my group got together randomly one day and we …

August 9th, 2018 by

PRESS: PAUL RUDD (MIO ’93) ON CELEBRITY AND HIS MIO EXPERIENCE

“I loved it. I loved working on Shakespeare. I loved living in the dorms at Oxford. I loved walking the campus. I loved getting tea. I loved memorising the lines. I loved working on the plays…”

August 1st, 2018 by

PRESS: OXFORD MAIL FEATURES MIRIAM MARGOLYES MASTERCLASS

The Oxford Mail wrote a nice piece about actress Miriam Margolyes’s Masterclass for Midsummer in Oxford 2018! The piece also covers some of BADA’s 30+ year history of summer programs in …

July 25th, 2018 by

ROMEO AND JULIET, AND Q&A WITH BALLY GILL

For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo… Our MIO student’s had a great day exploring Stratford upon Avon, and watching Romeo and …

July 21st, 2018 by

PRESS: DENZEL WASHINGTON DISCUSSES CHADWICK BOSEMAN

Denzel Washington chats with Stephen Colbert about having provided a scholarship for Chadwick Boseman (MIO ’98) to attend our Midsummer in Oxford Program. Chadwick was part of a group of …

July 20th, 2018 by

A VISIT FROM SIR PATRICK STEWART

BADA summer intern, Saira Khan, writes of her experience of her first BADA masterclass, watching Sir Patrick Stewart deliver a Q&A session for our Midsummer in Oxford Students.   If …

July 17th, 2018 by

FIVE FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT MAGDALEN COLLEGE

BADA Summer Intern Saira Khan shares some of her discoveries about the historical Magdalen College which hosts the Midsummer in Oxford program.     Because it reminds us of Hogwarts, …

July 9th, 2018 by

ALUMNI WHO WRITE… JACK SMART (SHX ’10)

Jack Smart (SHX ’10) is the Awards Editor for Backstage Magazine. He’s written there for four years now covering everything from the Tonys to the Oscars and the Emmys and the SAG …

June 21st, 2018 by

FACULTY INTERVIEW: SARAH HEMMING

BADA Faculty member Sarah Hemming, in conversation with Christopher Cook about her work as a theatre critic.  Sarah Hemming practices what she preaches. She teaches Dramatic Criticism on the London Theatre …

June 21st, 2018 by

JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter: an interview with theatre critic and Faculty member Sarah Hemming; a conversation with alum Jack Smart (SHX ’10), the Awards Editor for Backstage Magazine; …

June 21st, 2018 by

FAREWELL, JOHN BARTON

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Barton yesterday. A BADA Associate Artist and long-time Masterclass instructor, John shared his love for and understanding of Shakespeare’s …

March 19th, 2018 by

REMEMBERING OLEG TABAKOV

Faculty member Irina Brown has shared with us the sad news that former Faculty member Oleg Tabakov passed away in Moscow yesterday. Oleg had a long history with BADA, first …

March 13th, 2018 by

FLYING SOLO: 2018 SOLO PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Recently, our Year Long London Theatre Program students performed solo pieces that they devised in their module “Flying Solo – Creating a One Person Show” with Faculty member Gareth Armstrong.

March 8th, 2018 by

PRESS: CHADWICK BOSEMAN IN AMERICAN WAY

Midsummer in Oxford alum Chadwick Boseman (MIO ’98) talks to American Way magazine about playing trailblazers, launching into the Marvel Universe as Black Panther, and his time in Oxford with BADA. From …

January 29th, 2018 by

BADA WRITERS: GERIT QUEALY (MIO ’94)

Christopher Cook in conversation with alum and author Gerit Quealy. Gerit Quealy is one of a handful of BADA alumi who’s a writer and scholar as well as a performer. …

January 27th, 2018 by

FACULTY INTERVIEW: GARETH ARMSTRONG

Christopher Cook discusses solo performance with new BADA Faculty member Gareth Armstrong.  Gareth Armstrong joined the BADA Faculty this spring. As a teenager he was a member of the National …

January 27th, 2018 by

JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter: an interview with alumna Gerit Quealy (MIO ’94), about her new book Botanical Shakespeare; an interview with new BADA Faculty member Gareth Armstrong about …

January 27th, 2018 by

AN EVENING WITH TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY (MIO ’05)

American Friends of BADA President, Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01) hosted a fundraising evening at her home featuring BADA alumnus and Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney in conversation with BADA’s …

October 25th, 2017 by

MASTERCLASSES AT MAGDALEN: SONNETS, SHAKESPEARE AND SPEAKERS

Our MIO students have Masterclasses twice weekly throughout the program from leading experts in British Theatre. “These masterclasses have made me assess my acting style, what I want to do …

August 4th, 2017 by

ASKING ALUMNI … ROB ADLER (MIO ’94)

Christopher Cook in conversation with Robert Adler who joined the Midsummer in Oxford Program in 1994. “It was a transformational experience for my life as an actor and for my …

August 3rd, 2017 by

AUGUST 2017 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter: Faculty member Eunice Roberts appointed Dean of BADA; Norman Ayrton – Requiescat in pace; “An Accountant’s life for me” – an interview with Managing …

August 3rd, 2017 by

EUNICE ROBERTS APPOINTED DEAN OF BADA

BADA is pleased to announce that the Governors have appointed Eunice Roberts to be sole Dean of BADA from 1st September 2017. In her 10 months as Joint Dean, Eunice has impressed …

August 1st, 2017 by

FROM MCP TO MIO!

Jack Steiner and Katherine Means first came to BADA on the MCP Program in 2015. We were delighted to see them again this year as part of our older program …

August 1st, 2017 by

NORMAN AYRTON – REQUIESCAT IN PACE

“It is with deep sorrow that we record the death of Norman Ayrton peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92. Christopher Cook, who recorded an oral history with …

July 18th, 2017 by

A DAY IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears… We had a great day, despite the weather, in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Students had the opportunity to visit the various historical town houses and museums, …

July 16th, 2017 by

FACULTY INTERVIEW: PAUL O’MAHONY

Eunice Roberts, Joint Dean of BADA talks to BADA’s newest Shakespeare Teacher, Paul O’Mahony about his career so far, the Advanced Shakespeare class he’s teaching at BADA and the key …

March 10th, 2017 by

MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

In this issue of the BADA Newsletter:
• An interview with new Shakespeare instructor Paul O’Mahony about the Year Long London Theatre Program
• Introducing BADA’s new Brand and Website
• Photos from the new LTP Acting for Film & Screen course!

March 10th, 2017 by

MIDSUMMER IN OXFORD ALUM TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY WINS AN OSCAR!

Congratulations to Tarell Alvin McCraney (MIO ’05) who won for Best Adapted Screenplay for Moonlight, which was based on his play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.  

February 28th, 2017 by

BADA NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

For editions of the BADA newsletter from 2014 – 2016, please visit the BADA Press Room Archive 

December 31st, 2016 by

ALAN RICKMAN: ACTOR, MASTER TEACHER, DEAR FRIEND

The BADA family is deeply saddened by the death of Alan Rickman, a long-time friend and frequent Masterclass instructor. Click here to read The Guardian‘s obituary of Alan. 

January 14th, 2016 by

PRESS: PAUL RUDD IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

Alum Paul Rudd (MIO ’93) talks to the New York Times about Ant-Man, acting (including his time at BADA), being “likeable”, and his long and varied career.   Photo of …

July 10th, 2015 by